Sunday, October 21, 2007


I know I've made a lot of fun of cricket and cricket watchers in the past: Utter waste of time ainnit? But but, Twenty 20 is neat. It's short and quick and watching anything in a stadium has a charm of its own!

Just this afternoon, as I battled with a hangover, Krishna says that we have tickets to the match! So, we spend the evening standing in line outside the stadium trynna get in. ... And just as the first round of "Chak De India" started playing, we managed.

Running up the stairs into the stands, the bright glowing green field was a sight! And Braboune (spelling?) stadium is a really cool place. The pavilion is built like a castle with flags over the place!

We were quite close to the red bunch of dancing girls. Pathetic dancers all of them :P ... but we'll gloss over that. The stands were totally afire as the Aussies crumbled! "Uttapa Served Hot" was probably the coolest banner I've seen in a long time :D

The victory was the queerest bit. Suddenly, someone's hit a six, and there was a fraction of a second where no one understood what was happening - and suddenly everyone was on their feet and fireworks were in the air :)

Oh and we did come on camera for a while! (Or atleast we hope we did :P) And to top it off, after a victory was a trip to Mondy's :D

I really never expected to have this much fun, least of all in a cricket match! But in retrospect it does make sense. Twenty 20 is geared to be pop. And plus, India did wallop the little Aussies. I guess you could say that hindsight is always Twenty-20 :P (Shamelessly stolen off a paunchy old punster :P)

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